On the Beach

Delia and Pat in Australia

Unfinished projects

A couple of blog’s back I gave you some musings about my (well our) minimalist journey.  We have been working our way through the things at my mums (only 4 book boxes left at her place now).  It did however highlight two things – I’ve lost one item (that I’m aware of ) during the move and I have a lot of unfinished projects.

As to the item lost, it is something that I would love to find, but have been unable to locate and we have now been through everything.  It is very annoying as it is a sentimental object and I’m upset to have lost it.  I will keep hoping that it is just tucked away somewhere, and may eventually be found.

As to the unfinished projects, what became apparent as I was sorting through my paintings is that I have a few that are either unfinished or I decided to modify it in some way and have not done the work.  I also was sorting through my sewing stuff and discovered the same thing; I have items which I’ve started but not competed or I have finished and they need to be tweaked slightly.  Therefore, I’ve decided that the next 12 months is going to be all about finishing my unfinished projects.  I’m going through my calendar and setting aside time to do the things.

First was a skirt I made which I loved but was a little too big at my waist, a lot of unpicking and resewing later I now have a completed skirt in my wardrobe which I am happy to wear in public.  It fits nicely and I love the material.  I have another skirt which I am part way through (same pattern) which I will also get on to finishing.  As for the paintings, I promise to post pictures of these in my blog as I go along.

On a side note, one of the things that I have found interesting is how much stuff we have taken to various charity stores. Clothes, books, cd’s, picture frames.  All things we packed up, stored and shipped, but now that we have a better idea of where we are going to live and the size of place we will eventually live, a lot of the things we had, had to go.  It has been an interesting process, especially as so many of the things we had, we weren’t able to access since March 2019, it does really make one realise that you don’t need a lot of things that you think you do.

Until next time.